Governor Floor

Bent Karlby, 1965.

GOVERNOR FLOOR is a sophisticated mid-century floor lamp. It’s crafted from solid brass and walnut, providing efficient downlight while giving a pleasantly diffused light from the reflective brass shade. When lit, the peepholes around the edge form a decorative light pattern. Architect, Bent Karlby led the team behind the 1956 design.

GOVERNOR emits a functional and glare-free downlight from its two light sources. The perforated shade allows glimmers of decorative light to escape, while subtly illuminating the brass surface when the light is on. Combined with its warm materials, GOVERNOR truly creates a cozy atmosphere in the room.

Price Guide : From $2849.00
Availabilty : 18 weeks


designer country of origin warranty
Bent Karlby 1912 - 1998 Denmark


H 130  x  Ø 40,5 cm 


Solid brass & walnut


Outside colour: Brass / Walnut

Inside colour: White



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Bent Karlby 1912 - 1998

Bent Karlby is widely regarded today as one of Denmark’s most productive and versatile lighting designers of the 20th century. He started his collaboration with LYFA in the 1940s, which was a partnership that would last nearly four decades. Bent Karlby is known for his soft light, organic shapes and hallmark peepholes. During his career, Karlby moved more towards pure geometric shapes such as the cone, cylinder and arc along with playful colours. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Bent Karlby never employed staff in his studio. He wanted things done his way and was known for his uncompromising work ethics. 


Among his most famous works are the Peanut, China, Japan, Mosaik, Ninotchka, Barcelona and Pan pendants, the Ergo table lamp as well as the Peacock, Quadrille, Pan and Gothic wall lamps.